Breaking changesedit

This section discusses the changes that you need to be aware of when migrating to Logstash 6.0.0 from the previous major releases.

Changes in Logstash Coreedit

These changes can impact any instance of Logstash and are plugin agnostic, but only if you are using the features that are impacted.

Application Settingsedit

  • The setting config.reload.interval has been changed to use time value strings such as 5m, 10s etc. Previously, users had to convert this to a millisecond time value themselves.

RPM/Deb package changesedit

  • For rpm and deb release artifacts, config files that match the *.conf glob pattern must be in the conf.d folder, or the files will not be loaded.

Command Line Interface behavioredit

  • The -e and -f CLI options are now mutually exclusive. This also applies to the corresponding long form options config.string and path.config. This means any configurations provided via -e will no longer be appended to the configurations provided via -f.
  • Configurations provided with -f or config.path will not be appended with stdin input and stdout output automatically.

List of plugins bundled with Logstashedit

The following plugins were removed from the 5.0 default bundle based on usage data. You can still install these plugins manually:

  • logstash-codec-oldlogstashjson
  • logstash-input-couchdb_changes
  • logstash-input-irc
  • logstash-input-log4j
  • logstash-input-lumberjack
  • logstash-filter-uuid
  • logstash-output-xmpp
  • logstash-output-irc
  • logstash-output-statsd